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Hello! I'm a beginner jewelry maker currently focused on sterling silver/ copper wire wrapped jewelry. This is mostly just a hobby, but I'd eventually like to make enough pieces to sell in local crafts fairs or potentially online. I'm wondering what kind of safety requirements need to be met to do this? For example, I know there are certain regulations regarding lead content in adult/children's jewelry that need to be met. As a beginning artist, how does one show that I'm using safe materials?…See More
Do you consider yourself a professional, student or emerging artist. Are you a gallery, school, organization or guild?
Professional, Emerging Artist
In what area of the metal arts do you work?
Tell us about your education.
Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, and currently completing a Bachelor of Design degree at OCAD University. I have studied silversmithing with Lois Etherington Betteridge and Brigitte Clavette.
Share some of your career highlights or goals.
Having my Deer Mask Tiara purchased by Madeleine Kētēskwew Dion Stout, a winner of the 2010 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards. Also, seeing Dr. Stout wear the tiara at the Awards ceremony!
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you! Yes, we are opening up the application process as of this week for new designers. We are amping up for summer and looking for applicants. Do you have a selection of items with pricing and materials that you can forward me? I love your rings and am interested in them.
In response to your query; The Denman Arts Centre Programs Director has just stepped down and I don't believe anyone has taken over the position as of yet. The facility is available for rent to run your own workshop for the weekend, but you would need to do all your own advertising, handle registration fees, etc. That wouldn't really help with your airfare but could give you some xtra income :) More information can be found out at (www.artsdenman.com). You could check also out the Comox Valley Art Gallery (www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com), Hollyhock on Cortes Island (www.hollyhock.ca), or Qualicum Beach Gallery (www.theoldschoolhouse.org); I think many of them book a year in advance but you never know! There are no metal groups on Vancouver Island that i'm aware of yet. If you come across one please let me know. I'm not that familiar with the art scene in Victoria as we live off Northern Vancouver Island. You may have better luck tracking down a metal guild in Vancouver. Thanks for your post. I work mostly with copper but would like try bronze too. Is it fairly malleable or brittle with repeated heatiing? Good luck with your workshop! It sounds really interesting.
Thanks so much for the compliment! I didn't meet your husband. Was he teaching the workshop at the Denman Art Centre? It's a lovely space to teach in. Beautiful patinas on your work. What metals are you working with? Nice form and textures too. I look forward to seeing more of your work.
Hi Mary, Thanks for the comment! My first in fact!
That piece is currently on display in at Artista gallery in Kleinburg Ontario. I also show at the Canadian Sculpture Centre in Toronto, Paul Morins in Erin Ontario and this weekend with The Headwaters Art Council on Alton Ontario. Gotta run, but check out my website and blog for more info www.marinaguglielmi.com or ask me. Keep in touch!
Hey Mary, so nice to hear from you! I saw a picture of your "Antler Tiara" being worn by the lady who purchased it at the awards ceremony. It looked absolutely amazing! It was great to see it go to just the right person.
Your fanciful imagery has great subtle flow, with "ornate" imagination. It is inspiringly unique!
Hopefully I can soon post images to share of my "coarse" work in wire, which emphasizes animalia, new to this world in an unlikely medium. Don